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The Case for Reparations: Cal Task Force Hears Painful Personal, Family Stories
September 30, 2021
Last week, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals took an expansive but deeply personalized look at the history of Slavery, racial violence and injustice in America and traced how that past still shapes how we live now. ... read more »
Black Star Network: Roland Martin Announces New Black TV Network
September 9, 2021
Martin announced his new network on the third anniversary of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily digital show specifically targeting African American audiences five days a week. The show has enjoyed expansive audience growth averaging 20 to 30 million views a month. ... read more »
Reparations Task Force Agrees It Needs the Ideas, Input of Black Californians
July 22, 2021
Regions in the southern, northern, and central part of the state (where many Black farmers reside) should be involved in the process, said Grills. The “listening sessions would go beyond” formal task force meetings and would not infringe upon scheduled discussions, Grills added. ... read more »
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NBA Creates Annual Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award to Honor Player Activism
May 28, 2021
The award is named after six-time NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has dedicated his life to the fight for equality. The recipient will have advanced Abdul-Jabbar’s mission to drive change and inspired others to reflect on injustice and take collective action in their communities over the previous year. ... read more »
Black and World Solidarity with Palestine: A Rising Tide of Righteous Resistance
May 20, 2021
There is a rising tide of righteous and relentless resistance by Palestinians to Israeli apartheid and occupation, and Black people and others around the world are increasingly speaking up and actively standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their liberation struggle. ... read more »
MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI – Leads Los Angeles Through the Pandemic and Strives to Build a Better and More Inclusionary City
May 6, 2021
As Los Angeles begins to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down with the Los Angeles Sentinel to directly address those issues which are impacting the lives of African Americans, communities of color, and those most severely affected by COVID-19. ... read more »
Where We Go from Here
February 18, 2021
So, for me, 2021 is about hope and about working for a better life for all and a better nation together as we rise from the terrible test that 2020 has been. It is about recommitting to one another and to good works to help our brothers and sisters in need. And even before we voted for inclusion, we were already making good trouble. White, Black and Brown nationwide took to the streets this past spring and summer to ask our nation — to demand of our nation — that we address the systematic racism that has plagued this country since its founding. That has torn the very fabric of our country and created so much pain and loss. With one voice, all were saying: ‘Please, at long last, fix this.’” — Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW ... read more »
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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Approach to Justice is Still Alive and Well, Even During Times of Division
January 14, 2021
Dr. King prided himself on his nonviolent approach to justice, a most powerful tool during the Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
November 15, 2020
Coretta Scott King called for a commission to be established to investigate who the true assassin was of Dr. King, 1999. ... read more »
Why the 2020 Vote Matters More than Ever to African Americans
October 29, 2020
“Some had to pay fees. Some were tested. Many people died for that right. It is too important for us not to vote, and if we want to have a democracy, we need to participate in it. We can’t hope that situations will change. We have to be active in helping candidates get elected who will create that change,” said Lex Scott, the president of the Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter. ... read more »
The Moral Meaning of Our Struggle: Saving America From Its Trumpian Self
October 29, 2020
During the civil rights phase of the Black Freedom Movement, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) chose as its motto: “To Save the Soul of America.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., SCLC’s principal theorist and social philosopher, explained that it was really to reaffirm that “America would never be free or saved from itself” until African Americans are freed “completely from the shackles they still wear.” He said it was a question of concern for the integrity and life of America. And as I read it, it is a question concerning the very life and death of the people of America, caught up, at that time, in a monstrously immoral war against the Vietnamese people and wasting lives and resources better spent on the well-being of the American people. ... read more »
Economy and Race Relations Seen as Growing Concerns Ahead of Election
October 15, 2020
“It is not surprising that voters overall rate the economy as the most important issue impacting their vote for president this year given the fragile state of the U.S. economy and their tendency historically to prioritize it and other issues such as national security and education,” Gallup pollsters observed. ... read more »
Trump Leads by Division, While Biden Leads by Multiplication
September 24, 2020
As the presidential campaigns heat up, Americans are provided with a stark choice of leaders. The visits to Kenosha of Donald Trump and Joe Biden provide clear contrasts for all to see. ... read more »
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Receives NNPA 2020 National Leadership Award
September 17, 2020
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has introduced several bills, including the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act, H.R. 71, the Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2015, and H.R. 4660, an Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015 affirming the authority of the Attorney General to reduce prison overcrowding by developing and implementing lawful policies relating to requests for executive clemency from deserving petitioners. ... read more »
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